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The Wheeler Centre Gala 2018: Words on Fire

26 February 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Tony Birch, Rosie Waterland, Leah Purcell, Omar...

We’re probing a blazing, hot topic at the 2018 Wheeler Centre Gala Night of Storytelling: the power of the...

Cory Doctorow

27 February 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Cory Doctorow and C.S. Pacat

For Cory Doctorow, the purpose of science fiction is not to predict the future – but to understand the...

How Do Writers Get Paid?

28 February 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Cory Doctorow, Rebecca Giblin, Clare Forster, and...

The past decade or so has seen incredible changes in how we read.

A Hypothetical Crisis in the South China Sea

1 March 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Ali Moore, Gareth Evans, Chris Barrie, Sow Keat...

What if maritime forces of the United States and China clash in the South China Sea, and Australia is...

Fran Lebowitz

2 March 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Fran Lebowitz

Fran Lebowitz doesn’t suffer fools, banalities or bad furniture.

Teju Cole: Blind Spot

5 March 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Teju Cole and Anwen Crawford

‘Every line in every poem is the orphaned caption of a lost photograph.’

Jacqui Lambie

6 March 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Sally Warhaft and Jacqui Lambie

Jacqui Lambie is hot-blooded, unpredictable and often startlingly candid.

Witnessing Climate Change

6 March 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Andi Horvath, Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner, Jim Robbins,...

Climate change is too often discussed in the abstract – in terms of graphs, statistics and future...

Reporting the Gender Reckoning

7 March 2018
The Wheeler Centre
Sophie Black, Francesca Donner, and Matilda Dixon...

In October last year, the New York Times published the first story alleging decades of sexual...